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Maine’s Governor Railed Against Aid For Immigrants, But His Incompetence Made It Happen

During Paul LePage’s 2014 reelection campaign for Governor of Maine, he established himself as one of the most vehement and ugly anti-immigrant candidates in the country, which was no small feat. He aimed his ire at aslyum seekers, who are among the most vulnerable immigrants. Both Houses of the  Maine Legislature, the Democratically-controlled House and … Continue reading »

Latino Rebels Compiled "The Dumbest Immigration Fear Ads of the 2014 Midterms"

There were some ugly anti-immigrants ads during this campaign season. Latino Rebels compiled eight of the dumbest ads: We take a moment to let everyone know that people spend real time and money to produce these political videos. You know, because… those “illegals.” Some of the ads were produced by conservative PACS. Some were from … Continue reading »

Central American Kids at the Border Emergency Brings Out the Best and Worst of America

Washington, DC – The fast-developing story regarding Central American unaccompanied children arriving at our border is bringing out the best – and the worst – in America. While an increasing number of elected officials and commentators are determined to keep the focus on the well-being of children fleeing violence, others are intent to use the … Continue reading »

Headlines We Can Believe In: "Immigration Reformers Are Winning August"

One more time: Immigration Reformers Are Winning August The Atlantic’s Molly Ball spent some time reporting on the August activities of our side and the anti-immigrant side. And, the results are pretty clear: we are winning. The full article is worth a read. Here are some excerpts: Activists on both sides of the immigration debate … Continue reading »

If Mitt Romney Was Actually Mexican, Would He Still Support Arizona's SB 1070?

As we reported, yesterday a U.S. District judge lifted an injunction against the “show me your papers” provision of Arizona’s SB 1070 anti-immigrant law, allowing this draconian provision to go into effect.  Many agree that the implementation of this provision will involve rampant racial profiling of Latinos in Arizona. No doubt, additional legal challenges will be brought … Continue reading »

If Mitt Actually Were Mexican, Would He Still Support Arizona’s “Show Me Your Papers” Immigration Law?

Washington, DC – Yesterday, a U.S. District judge lifted an injunction against the “show me your papers” provision of Arizona’s SB 1070 anti-immigrant law, allowing this Draconian provision to go into effect.  It’s widely agreed that implementation of this provision will involve rampant racial profiling of Latinos in Arizona, and additional legal challenges will be brought to … Continue reading »

Judge Allows Racial Profiling to Begin in Arizona, Advocates Continue Fight Against SB 1070

It’s an ugly day for justice in Arizona: A judge in Arizona ruled Tuesday that police can immediately start enforcing the most contentious section of the state’s immigration law, marking the first time officers can carry out the so-called “show me your papers” provision. The decision by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton is the latest … Continue reading »

UPDATED: Romney Now Claims He Never Met His Immigration Advisor Kris Kobach

UPDATE: CNN updated its article with a statement from the Romney campaign: Asked for clarification, a spokesman for the Romney campaign said Romney and Kobach have, in fact, met before at campaign events – but not in formal policy meetings. The aide said that in Monday’s radio interview, Romney was referring to policy meetings, which … Continue reading »

Steve King Facing Close Race in Iowa; House Republicans Give Him "Come to Jesus" Talk

It looks like Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is in the fight of his political life. After five terms and a decade of being handily reelected to Congress, Steve King has been redistricted into Iowa’s new fourth Congressional district, where he is being challenged by the state’s former first lady, Christie Vilsack.  They’ve essentially been running … Continue reading »